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New rules governing UK banks and investment firms in financial difficulty come into force

UK regulators have published final rules governing how they will treat banks and investment firms in financial difficulty, following changes to EU law which will require investors and bondholders to bear the cost of bank failure. 22 Jan 2015

Formal ring-fence compliance plans due from big UK banks this week

The contents of plans to separate investment and retail banking operations, due to be submitted by the UK's largest banks this week, will provide an insight into how those banks perceive their future banking models, an expert has said. 05 Jan 2015

Out-Law Guides

  • Banking reform - what ring-fencing means for your business

    UK banking regulation is undergoing significant changes which will affect UK banks and foreign banks operating in the UK.

  • Third party contracts and bank ring-fencing

    This is one of a  series of guides  on issues connected to ring-fencing and banking reform faced by banks. Other guides cover issues such as tax, real estate, employment, pensions, litigation and competition considerations.

  • Disputes and litigation risk in bank ring-fencing

    This is one of a  series of guides  on issues connected to ring-fencing and banking reform faced by banks. Other guides cover issues such as tax, real estate, employment, pensions, third party contracts and competition considerations.

  • Issues for directors and bank ring-fencing

    This is one of a  series of guides  on issues connected to ring-fencing and banking reform faced by banks. Other guides cover issues such as tax, real estate, employment, pensions, litigation, third party contracts and competition considerations....

  • Property and bank ring-fencing

    This is one of a  series of guides  on issues connected to ring-fencing and banking reform faced by banks. Other guides cover issues such as tax, employment, issues for directors, pensions, litigation, third party contracts and competition considerations....

  • Financial products and bank ring-fencing

    This is one of a  series of guides  on issues connected to ring-fencing and banking reform faced by banks. Other guides cover issues such as tax, employment, issues for directors, real estate, pensions, litigation, third party contracts and competition...

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Five of UK's eight major banks pass Bank of England's first 'stress tests'

Five of the UK's eight major banks and building societies are well enough capitalised to respond to the effects of a "very severe housing market shock" along with a sharp rise or fall in interest rates, according to the first 'stress tests' carried out by... 22 Dec 2014

Standardised APIs to be used to facilitate data portability in banking

Banks will be required to use standardised application programming interfaces (APIs) to make it easier for customers to move their bank data to rival services, the UK government has said. 05 Dec 2014

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Expertise in Banking & Restructuring

When a company wants to develop and grow, obtaining finance can be a major hurdle. Financial institutions are the key to developing growth for companies whether they are looking to move into new markets, develop new products or try something different. We are ideally placed to advise banks and other lenders on their activities and companies on their financing needs.

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